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Kitty accidently pulls off the tarpaulin of
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the wagon driver's secret.
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Doc Adams' sleep is disturbed one night by
a most unusual thief whose interest in liter-
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The thief's trail leads Matt Dillon into a
dangerous cross fire, as he becomes the
target of a gold-greedy man.
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Sheriff Don Brewer of Furnace Creek
stared at the map pinned to the wall of his
dingy office. Four towns were circled. From
each of these a line was drawn across the
map. At the point where all four lines met
Brewer had made another circle.
Turning from the map the lawman spoke
to Gil Dean, his deputy. "You can see it all
on the map, Gil."
Gil pursed his lips. "Four robberies," he
said, "with close to a hundred thousand
in loot. And not a clue to go on."
"That's where you're wrong," said Dan.
"That map is a clue. Those lines follow the
direction the thieves were taking when their
trail vanished. All the lines center here —
right on the Motrin Spread."
"You don't suspect Hake Motrin? Why
he's the richest rancher in these parts."
"That's what makes me wonder, Gil,"
said the sheriff. "I've checked with his
bank. He's made some mighty big deposits
lately. Yet, according to the railroad rec-
ord he hasn't shipped out more than a few
hundred cattle in the past year. Makes me
kind of wonder where all that money comes
from. I think we'd better check on Mr. Mo-
If was late that afternoon when they ar-
rived at the wire fence of the Motrin ranch.
Suddenly Dan Brewer spotted a sign of
movement up along the ridge. "Something
doing up there, Gil," said Dan to his dep-
uty. "Come on, we'll take o look."
It proved to be a fence crew. Four men
and a wagon, with Hake Motrin supervis-
ing them. They had just finished setting up
a row of fence posts as Dan Brewer rode
When the sheriff explained his errand
Motrin grinned. "And you suspect us of
them four robberies? Just where do you
think we've hidden all that loot?"
"I don't know," said Brewer. "But I'd
like to check on your ranch buildings first."
But a thorough search of the Motrin
buildings revealed no hiding place. After
hours of hunting Brewer and his deputy
left with the laughter of the ranch crew in
"Sheriff," said Gil. "If that money was
around we'd have found some trace of it.
I was looking for a sign of fresh-dug earth,
but I didn't see a thing."
"Fresh-dug earth!" Dan Brewer bright-
ened up suddenly. "I just thought of some-
thing. Come.on, Gil, let's ridel"
If was the next day*fhat a posse came
to round up Hake Motrin and his men.
"I'll have your job for this," blustered
Motrin at the sheriff. "Arresting me and
my men without any kind of evidencel"^
"We've got the evidence, all right,"
said Brewer. "We knew it had to be hid-
den somewhere on this spread, but we
couldn't find any sign of it. . . . at least not
fill J remembered about all those fresh-dug
post-holes along that fence that you and
your crew were repairing yesterday. When
we ripped out those fence posts we found-
all the loot from those robberies. More
than enough evidence to send you and
your gang away for the ne'xtten years."
DDDGE CITY DAYS
Later, the. happy barkins of nine newborn
mjp5 made kelle>"5 heart race with the
prospect. of future winners,,,
OON AFTER, SJMPSON LOOKS ON THE SALE...
MONTHS LATER, KELLER KEECH AND THE FOUR
OTHER OWNERS OF OUEENIE'S PUPS MET...
WE'LL EACH PUT FIVE DOLLARS
IN THE POT.' THE WINNING DOG
TAKES ALL.' I'VE PICKED ONE
OF MY FOUR PUPS— AND
KEECH, DON'T MAKE ME
LAUGH/ IF YOU REALLY
BELIEVE THAT, HOW ABOUT
A SIDE BET BETWEEN US
WELL... LET ME
SEE IN PRIVATE
HOW THE RUNT'S
AND THEN ULL
STEALTHILY, KELLEy FOLLOWEC
WATCHED THE RUN
A WHITE-TAILED RASBIT, ALWAYS TOO FLEET
FOR, THE GRE/HOUND5, WAS RELEASED, AS
SECONDS LATER THE PUPS WERE SLIPPED...
1P1 i I^UI/EiC
IT TELLS THE SYMPTOMS AND TREATMENT OF
EVERY KIND OF AILMENT A MAN CAN GET HIM-
SELF/ IT'S WORTH ABOUT THREE DOLLARS
FOR HOCKING PURPOSES— I KNOW FROM
BUT HERE'S A LEAD/ WHOEVER "BORROWED"
THAT BOOK HAD A NEW RIGHT FORELEG
SHOE ON HIS HORSE/ YOU CAN TELL BECAUSE
THE OTHER TRACKS ARE WORN, BUT THIS SHOE
LEFT A SHARP, CLEAN PRINT/
I'D SAY ABOUT TEN OR T A TEN-YEAR -
ELEVEN.' TTHINK HE JUST \ OLD R
MOVED INTO THESE PARTS.' NO— ITDOE5MT
SAW HfM A FEW DAYS / SOUND LIKELY/
BACK BY A CABIN NEAR / STILL, I'D SETTER
DRY CREEK/ ^gk RIDE OUT AND
(/TRY HARD TO BECAUSE..
) SOMEONE /S )
( > O00oOH"Hn--^ \J
1 " i
1H-I HE'L, CCWVI ABOUND \ YO-YOUMEAN
FINE ANY MOMENT NOW.' BUT I Dtp THE
HE WON'T OWE THAT TO ME / RISHT THING
H-HE CHEATED ME OUT OF THE ONLY MINE
THAT i FOUND WITH REAL PAYDIRT.' X WENT
TO THE LAW— BUT IT'LL BE YEARS BEFORE
THE COURTS MAKE A DECISION.' SO I
RODE OVER TO ASK HIM FOR A FAIR
SHAKE-- HE SHOT ME.
"? ••" I ACCORDING ^ THAT'S RIGHT,
TO THE LINE I GOT, YOU \ MARSHAL/
AND TRENT WERE PARTNERS, YOU SEE
BUT YOU'RE DOWN AS THE / ONE OF US
SOLE OWNER OF THIS. S HAD TO STAY
MINE- 1 r— l ,—-rr AN0 WTCH THE
fc»— ____-^l i K- ■/■( CLAIM, WHILE THE
/n . OTHER FILED IT/
O TRENT STAYED MARSHAL, YOU'VE A
LEAVE H/S NAME
O^F THE CLAIM
FINE MIND/ YOU COULD
HAVE WORKED ON THE
OTHER ifDE.OF THE
LAW REAL WELL/
BUT DIDN'T YOU A SURE/ BUT IT
HAVE A PARTNERSHIP ) WAS CNLY
AGREEMENT? r- -"-^ VERBAL! TWO
s ^ -^ MEN HEARD US MAKE
■^_^0' /^r/ TME AGRL-EMEHT I-LVK
YEARS BACK, BUT IT'D TAKE
A LOT' OF LOOKING TO FIND
'EM/ TRENT STARTED TRACK-
ING 'EM DOWN, BUT HE GOT
IMPATIENT' HE CAME PESTER-
ING ME AND FORCED MY HAND;
THAT DOESN'T MATTER.' YOU ADMITTED YOU
KNEW HE WAS STILL A PART OWNER, WHEN .
HE CAME HERE/ THAT MEANS, YOU KNEW/
HE WASN'T A ikLHAs-iK :-ix L Im:^ .vA:":
ALSO HIS PROPERTY-" AND YOU'RE UNDER
ARREST FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER/ J
A SUDDEN VOLLEY MAKES DUKE SPRAWL FDR
I KNOW YOU'RE BEHIND THE ORE CAR,
MARSHAL/ YOU'RE NOT GOING ID USE l"
FOR COVER MUCH LONGER/
A WEEK LATER.
EVEN THOUGH I READ THE
DOCUMENT ON THE TABLE '"
TWICE/ IT 5AVS HALF THE
MINE BELONGS TOME/
EVERYTHING'S FINE, DOC, BUT I WISH I HAD
BEEN A8LE TO CHANGE' TED'S WAY OF THINK-
ING/ BUT WE CAN'T EXPECT MIRACLES/ HE
STILL BELIEVES WHAT HIS FATHER TAUGHT
HIM PEPEND ONLY ON >OURSELF; TRUST
Commander Jets says:
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PRAIRIE FIRE ---THE RED SCOURGE OF THE PLAINS/WAS ONE OF THE GREATE5T PAN6ERS OF THE OLD
WEST STARTED BY LIGHTNING OR A CARELESS CAMP.FlRE, PRAIRIE FIRES OFTEN TRAVELED OVER A
HUNDRED MILES AND BURNED FOR WEEKS, DRIVING EVERY LIVING CREAlURE FROM THEIR
EVEN STREAMS AND RISERS OFTEN FAILED TO WHEN FANNED BY STRONG WINDS, THE FIRE TRAV-
STOP A PRAIRIE FIRE. BURNING TUMBLEWEED, ELED FASTER THAN THE SWIFTEST HOR5E, MAKING
WHIPPED ON BY THE WIND, HELPED THE FIRE ESCAPE ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE IN THE WILD GALLOP
CROSS THE WATER. ACROSS THE FIERY PLAINS.
One way of preventing or fi&hting prairie
fires was to make a fire guard around a
house or town by plowing astrip of earth sev-
eral yards wide,
TWICE PRAIRIE FIRES FLAMED INTO DODGE CITY'S
LIMITS. ONE REACHED AS FAR AS SIXTH AVENUE
BEFORE WATER-SOAKED 6UNNYSACKS AND BLAN-
KETS COULD BEAT OUT THE BLAZE.
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